Zero Charisma
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Zero Charisma
Scott Weidemeyer, an overweight and overbearing fantasy role-playing gamer finds his life turned upside-down when a handsome and charismatic hipster joins his game. Plagued by angst and self-doubt, Scott's troubles worsen with the faltering health of his grandmother, who has cared for him all his life, and the sudden arrival of his estranged mother and her new fiancÚ. Short-sighted and ill-tempered, Scott finds his once safe and comfortable life spinning wildly out of control. (c) Official FB
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

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"By failing to push their galumphing antihero toward the self-knowledge he so desperately needs, [the directors] rob the film of its emotional stakes."
‑ Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times
"It stops short of leaving its would-be hero in despair, but never finds a reason for those who don't share his fixations to identify with him."
‑ John DeFore, Hollywood Reporter
"Too much of the film feels like wallowing in unpleasantness."
‑ Dan Schindel, Movie Mezzanine
"There's a nugget of truth in this film's depiction of nerd life, as there should be, given that it's produced by Nerdist Industries. It doesn't excuse that fact that it's an ugly, unpleasant viewing experience..."
‑ Gabe Toro, The Playlist
"Zero Charisma succeeds in delivering a raw look at an unappreciated idiot who would be king."
‑ Scott Beggs, Film School Rejects
"A barbed indie character study that seems perched, like Big Fan, between dark humor and probing psychodrama."
‑ A.A. Dowd, AV Club
"This is raw and affecting, a real movie rather than fan-con fun."
‑ Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
"Fun and compassionate..."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"A likably blunt glimpse into the geek microcosm.... Funny, uneven story about a misfit among misfits."
‑ Eric D. Snider, About.com
"This blurring of allegiances creates a certain level of complexity that we don't typically find in comedies; then again, this isn't a typical comedy."
‑ Don Simpson, Film Threat
"A consistently entertaining, character-driven comedy set within a community rapidly losing out to online options."
‑ Peter Debruge, Variety
"This film comes from a place that is, perhaps to the creators' consternation, legit."
‑ Jordan Hoffman, Film.com
"Overall the movie offers a funny, human take on a wounded person and the gaming subculture that consumes him."
‑ Mike Russell, Oregonian
"There's much to like here."
‑ Matt Zoller Seitz, RogerEbert.com
"A fun flick about table-top gaming culture and the challenges of being a geek in the modern age."
‑ Chris Tilly, IGN Movies
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